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Environmental hot water? Local ocean temperatures hitting historic highs

Environmental hot water? Local ocean temperatures hitting historic highs

Cameron Niven

August 21, 2018


Filed under Encinitas, San Diego County, Solana Beach, Top Stories

On Aug. 7, Scripps Institution of Oceanography measured the sea-surface temperature of local waters at 79 degrees, which was the highest temperature taken in the 102 years since the institute started taking measurements. Some beaches, such as Solana Beach, recorded water temperatures up to 81 degrees, according to reports. Why are these ocean water temperatures so high? How long are they going to last? How often are they going to arrive? How could they affect future storms and climate?

Leucadia Streetscape plans remain in place, but concerns still loom

Leucadia Streetscape plans remain in place, but concerns still loom

Linus Smith

July 11, 2018


Filed under Encinitas, Leucadia, Top Stories

After more than a decade, the city of Encinitas aims to begin construction of the Leucadia Streetscape Project in October, pending full approval of the project plans from the California Coastal Commission, anticipated in August.

San Elijo Lagoon might appear in jeopardy now, but it’s all part of a plan

San Elijo Lagoon might appear in jeopardy now, but it’s all part of a plan

Meghan Lanigan

March 23, 2018


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, North County, San Diego County, Solana Beach, Top Stories

Cranes sit on either side of Interstate 5 at the Manchester Avenue exit and orange netting outlines the area where vegetation has been cleared at San Elijo Lagoon. There is hardly any water in the back basins, the lagoon lacks greenery, and if one did not know better, it might look like the lagoon is in trouble. However, all is as it should be, according to Doug Gibson, executive director and principal scientist of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.

Encinitas opting for an electoral divide

Encinitas opting for an electoral divide

Lauren J. Mapp

August 31, 2017


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Elections, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Escondido, Leucadia, North County, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Politics, Region, San Diego County, Top Stories

Following the receipt of a demand letter from Malibu law firm Shenkman & Hughes, the Encinitas City Council decided unanimously Aug. 30 to move forward with developing a districting process for the City Council election system.

A route to lagoon improvement: I-5 project to bring enhancements to San Elijo reserve

A route to lagoon improvement: I-5 project to bring enhancements to San Elijo reserve

Meghan Lanigan

October 20, 2016


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Top Stories

Of the protected lagoons affected by the North Coast Corridor Project along Interstate 5, work around San Elijo Lagoon is taking a different approach.

Coast not quite clear post-election

Coast not quite clear post-election

Lauren J. Mapp

April 29, 2016


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Costa, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Politics, Region, San Diego County, Top Stories

Measure A — the special election in Carlsbad to vote on the development of a mall at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon — was defeated at the polls earlier this year, but the idea of development at the site remains a subject of controversy and inspiration in North County. Cori Schumacher — a local surfer, environ...

Taking root: Encinitas continues work on urban farming policy

Taking root: Encinitas continues work on urban farming policy

Lauren J. Mapp

February 15, 2016


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Food, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Top Stories

Among recent changes in the local farming community, Encinitas’ Urban Agriculture Subcommittee continued a discussion of a new urban agriculture ordinance and agricultural permit during the second of five Planning Commission public hearings last month. Led by appointed City Council members Catherine Bla...

A new arena: NCAA transition at San Marcos going smoothly, but not without initial hurdles

A new arena: NCAA transition at San Marcos going smoothly, but not without initial hurdles

Patrick Carr

November 7, 2015


Filed under Education, Higher Education, San Marcos, Top Stories

On a hot, sunny day, a breeze whips up a large cloud of dust in a construction lot on the campus of Cal State San Marcos. The curved, grey, unfinished building sits on the lot. It only stands out because there’s a lot of construction going on in the area. Otherwise, the grey blob with some white...

A marquee event: Oceanside’s Star Theatre Company celebrates restored landmark sign

A marquee event: Oceanside’s Star Theatre Company celebrates restored landmark sign

Susan Whaley

July 9, 2015


Filed under Arts, Encinitas, Oceanside, Region, Top Stories

An oldie but goodie, the historic neon marquee of Oceanside’s Star Theatre lit up again on July 3. The day before Fourth of July, the $110,000 newly restored marquee illuminated Coast Highway surrounded by a crowd of friends and family of the theater community. Some passersby even stopped to join...

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